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Be Open and Learn: People with Dementia Have Much to Teach Us

Posted Oct 10 2010 12:00am

In Erasing the Stigma of Dementia , I wrote about my dad and others with a dementia diagnosis who become "oddities" to those who don't understand. As a society, we may think we've come a long way in our attitudes toward mental illness and diseases of the brain. And, indeed, we have. But we haven't come far enough. An inspiring post on Huffington.com by Marguerite Manteau-Rao, titled Overcoming the Alzheimer's Negativity Bias , took me back in time.

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